Accelerating Sustainability Procurement  - Bridge Partners

Accelerating Sustainability Procurement 

When a global, technology company made ambitious public sustainability commitments, Bridge Partners helped to turn that pledge into action. Together we built and executed a go-to-market sustainability procurement program to strategically purchase carbon removal credits in order to meet their carbon negativity goals/OKRs.

PROJECT TYPE:
Sustainability

The Situation

In 2020, our client publicly announced their commitments to mitigate their carbon emissions and to become pioneers in combating climate change. They needed a well-defined strategy to make an immediate, meaningful impact, and a partner to design, implement, and run the program day-to-day. 

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The Solution

Bridge Partners Sustainability experts developed an end-to-end decision framework and review process to manage a request for proposals (RFP) on behalf of our client. This included identifying and partnering with various expertise and technical advisors to review proposals at scale, data analysis, portfolio management, and supplier negotiations and contracting. Within six months, Bridge Partners helped them reach their objective and key results while influencing the changing landscape of the carbon voluntary market. Through this process, we help our client receive and review 150+ project proposals in the first year of the RFP which allowed the client to exceed their carbon removal procurement goal in the first year of operations. 

As the program grew year over year, Bridge Partners provided program management support to launch a program infrastructure built on a clear and efficient set of tools and processes to help the program scale effectively. This infrastructure allowed the program to be more organized and efficient, and deliver results more rapidly.  

To support this scaled growth of the program and the growing size of the portfolio, Bridge Partners Sustainability experts built a database for centralized data analysis and reporting across the entire set of assets.  

The Results

130%

carbon removal procurement goal

Achieved 130% of the one-year carbon removal procurement emissions goal.

150

submitted projects

Managed global communications for more than 150 submitted projects.

Increased

investments

Proved the concept, enabling our client to increase program investments going forward.

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